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Fraudsters take advantage of the World Cup for phishing

The new scam being spread via e-mail consists of a PDF file that states that the recipient has won a lottery organized by the international football association FIFA. In order to claim the prize, the recipient must respond to the email and provide personal information.

– Worth noting with this message is that it has the same sender as the well-known 419 scam, also known as the Nigeria scam, which, among other things, consisted of deceiving money from the victim by promising them a lottery win, says Rik Ferguson , security expert at Trend Micro.

Examples of what emails can look like:

Example of how the attached pdf file might look:

More information can be found on the Trend Micro website.

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